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Maps/Atlas question #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hello GerSIG Friends,
I need a book, atlas or what have you that shows me the former and
current German place names, along with the German city, state, province,
etc. in an place name. I need to understand the civil geographic/political
place names better.
For instance, I have that my 2x great grandfather Emanuel Manasses
ADLER comes >from Markelsheim, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany and died
in the same place, but the document came out Markelsheim,
Main-Tauber-Kreis, Bavaria, Germany.

I don't know if if Main-Tauber-Kreis is a newer name than Baden-Wurttemberg
or what.
And a cousin's widower had the name of the place as Bad Mergentheim,
instead of Markelsheim. I'm not sure if that is a nearby city, or what.
If a book exists that would make this easier to look up, it would be
much appreciated. I'm never sure whether I should put the name of a
place when the person was alive, or current name or what.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com
MODERATOR NOTE: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm#maps


German SIG #Germany Maps/Atlas question #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Hello GerSIG Friends,
I need a book, atlas or what have you that shows me the former and
current German place names, along with the German city, state, province,
etc. in an place name. I need to understand the civil geographic/political
place names better.
For instance, I have that my 2x great grandfather Emanuel Manasses
ADLER comes >from Markelsheim, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany and died
in the same place, but the document came out Markelsheim,
Main-Tauber-Kreis, Bavaria, Germany.

I don't know if if Main-Tauber-Kreis is a newer name than Baden-Wurttemberg
or what.
And a cousin's widower had the name of the place as Bad Mergentheim,
instead of Markelsheim. I'm not sure if that is a nearby city, or what.
If a book exists that would make this easier to look up, it would be
much appreciated. I'm never sure whether I should put the name of a
place when the person was alive, or current name or what.

Best wishes, Lin Herz Palm Bay, Florida lin2@cfl.rr.com
MODERATOR NOTE: http://www.jewishgen.org/GerSIG/resources.htm#maps


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #latvia #courland

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #courland #latvia

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #southafrica

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


2016 Conference in Seattle... December 15 - dead-end to submit proposals #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

There is only one month left to the dead-end of submitting proposals for the
conference in summer of 2016 in Seattle.

I still hope to hear >from some of you about lectures, seminars related to
our Bessarabia region...

We have a terrific membership in our group, and we all would like to see
interesting topics about history of Jews in Bessarabia or possible in a
district, like Orgeev with many Jewish Colonies built in the first part of
19 century, or possible in Khotin district, where we found the largest
number of towns with majority Jewish population.

We have a large number of members interested in the south part of
Bessarabia, towns of Akkerman, Kiliya, Ismail. The history of Jews in that
part is somewhat different >from the rest.

I also would be glad to hear about someone's person research, and the method
they used to gather information.

I am still planning to have a session on migration of Jews in and out of
Bessarabia >from 19 century. If anyone has information on this topic, please
let me know, and we can present together.

Also asked before if there is an interest to have a Workshop on Bessarabia
research... Let me know if you are interested in this.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia 2016 Conference in Seattle... December 15 - dead-end to submit proposals #bessarabia

Yefim Kogan
 

Hi everybody,

There is only one month left to the dead-end of submitting proposals for the
conference in summer of 2016 in Seattle.

I still hope to hear >from some of you about lectures, seminars related to
our Bessarabia region...

We have a terrific membership in our group, and we all would like to see
interesting topics about history of Jews in Bessarabia or possible in a
district, like Orgeev with many Jewish Colonies built in the first part of
19 century, or possible in Khotin district, where we found the largest
number of towns with majority Jewish population.

We have a large number of members interested in the south part of
Bessarabia, towns of Akkerman, Kiliya, Ismail. The history of Jews in that
part is somewhat different >from the rest.

I also would be glad to hear about someone's person research, and the method
they used to gather information.

I am still planning to have a session on migration of Jews in and out of
Bessarabia >from 19 century. If anyone has information on this topic, please
let me know, and we can present together.

Also asked before if there is an interest to have a Workshop on Bessarabia
research... Let me know if you are interested in this.

I am looking forward to hear >from you.

All the best,
Yefim Kogan
Bessarabia SIG Coordinator
Researching KOGAN, SPIVAK, KHAYMOVICH, SRULEVICH, LEVIT in Kaushany,
Bendery, Tarutino, Akkerman, Kiliya - all in Bessarabia, KHAIMOVICH in
Galatz, Romania, KOGAN in Dubossary, Moldova, SRULEVICH in Shanghai, China


badatelna.eu #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Is anyone else having trouble viewing matrik pages at badatelna?

When I click on the icon to view a ledger instead of thumbnails I'm
seeing just a plain bar for each page, and when I click on one of
these I just get a grey screen.

Probably some setting I changed by accident.

Thanks, Philip Moravcik, Honolulu.


Gesher Galicia Announces New Leadership #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia Info
 

In the eight years she served as Gesher Galicia's President, Pamela
Weisberger worked on an astonishing number of different projects
simultaneously, making an impact on the world of genealogy that few
can achieve. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and she created the
inspiration for many of us in Gesher Galicia to become involved and
work harder at our 'hobby.' Without exaggeration, she was one of the
most creative genealogists of her generation. Many memorial tributes
to this extraordinary woman can be found on the Gesher Galicia web
site.

Although the Board of Directors was always her partner in the many
innovative research efforts that helped Gesher Galicia expand and
change, without her, we needed to reorganize.

Officers. Tony Kahane has moved >from his former position of Vice
President to be the Chair of the Board. On administrative and
financial matters, there is continuity, with John Diener serving as
Secretary and Ann Harris as Treasurer and CFO.

We have organized along the following functional lines: Finance (Ann
Harris), Research (Tony Kahane), Information (Logan Kleinwaks),
Membership (Shelley Pollero, Past President). We are fortunate to have
a continuity of leadership in all the critical functional areas, with
two new board members, Jay Osborn and Logan Kleinwaks. Jay is already
serving as director of the Gesher Galicia Map Room. You can also read
the biographies of our new board on the Gesher Galicia web site.

Within the four key sectors, we have a range of committees and
subgroups, with plans for an expanded agenda. We will continue to
update and improve our inventories - of archival records and of
cadastral maps - and to post these on the web site. Our focuses on
information and information technology and on improving our All
Galicia Database remain unchanged. We already have close relationships
with the archives and researchers in Poland and Ukraine and we plan to
develop these, creating new partnerships with organizations and
institutions.

The Board of Directors of Gesher Galicia


Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #austria-czech

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech badatelna.eu #austria-czech

morav@...
 

Is anyone else having trouble viewing matrik pages at badatelna?

When I click on the icon to view a ledger instead of thumbnails I'm
seeing just a plain bar for each page, and when I click on one of
these I just get a grey screen.

Probably some setting I changed by accident.

Thanks, Philip Moravcik, Honolulu.


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Gesher Galicia Announces New Leadership #austria-czech

Gesher Galicia Info
 

In the eight years she served as Gesher Galicia's President, Pamela
Weisberger worked on an astonishing number of different projects
simultaneously, making an impact on the world of genealogy that few
can achieve. Her enthusiasm was infectious, and she created the
inspiration for many of us in Gesher Galicia to become involved and
work harder at our 'hobby.' Without exaggeration, she was one of the
most creative genealogists of her generation. Many memorial tributes
to this extraordinary woman can be found on the Gesher Galicia web
site.

Although the Board of Directors was always her partner in the many
innovative research efforts that helped Gesher Galicia expand and
change, without her, we needed to reorganize.

Officers. Tony Kahane has moved >from his former position of Vice
President to be the Chair of the Board. On administrative and
financial matters, there is continuity, with John Diener serving as
Secretary and Ann Harris as Treasurer and CFO.

We have organized along the following functional lines: Finance (Ann
Harris), Research (Tony Kahane), Information (Logan Kleinwaks),
Membership (Shelley Pollero, Past President). We are fortunate to have
a continuity of leadership in all the critical functional areas, with
two new board members, Jay Osborn and Logan Kleinwaks. Jay is already
serving as director of the Gesher Galicia Map Room. You can also read
the biographies of our new board on the Gesher Galicia web site.

Within the four key sectors, we have a range of committees and
subgroups, with plans for an expanded agenda. We will continue to
update and improve our inventories - of archival records and of
cadastral maps - and to post these on the web site. Our focuses on
information and information technology and on improving our All
Galicia Database remain unchanged. We already have close relationships
with the archives and researchers in Poland and Ukraine and we plan to
develop these, creating new partnerships with organizations and
institutions.

The Board of Directors of Gesher Galicia


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Keynote speaker for IAJGS Conference #austria-czech

Janette Silverman <cochairs@...>
 

Leaders of the 36th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
are pleased to announce that University of Washington Professor Devin E.
Naar will deliver the keynote address at the meeting in August 2016.

Dr. Naar is a brilliant scholar and a spellbinding presenter who has
received national attention for his work in Ladino language and
literature. "The Sephardic Experience in the United States" will be one
of the key topic tracks of the 2016 conference in Seattle, which has the
third largest Sephardic population in the United States after New York
and Los Angeles.

Dr. Naar is chair of the UW Sephardic Studies Program and an assistant
professor in the school's History department. He has emerged as one of
the most dynamic, charismatic young scholars of Jewish history,
particularly the Sephardic experience. The only assistant professor ever
elected to the prestigious Academic Advisory Council of the Center for
Jewish History in New York, Dr. Naar recently launched a pilot program,
"Seattle Sephardic Treasures," dedicated to preserving and disseminating
the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of Sephardic Judaism.

Presentations, panel discussions and other events at the conference,
expected to draw upwards of 1,000 attendees >from around the world, will
take in the full global sweep of the Jewish experience, including
European migrations, Jewish families in South America, Australia, South
Africa, and Israel, as well as Jews in the Western United States.

The program committee is accepting proposals for presentations, and the
December 15 deadline is approaching. You can find formation on how to
submit a proposal >from the "call for papers" link in the "program
speakers" menu on the Conference home page at www.iajgs2016.org.

Janette Silverman, Chuck Weinstein & Phyllis Grossman
2016 IAJGS Conference Co-Chairs
cochairs@iajgs2016.org


western Yiddish and German shorthand help #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

A cousin of mine, a retired language professor, is looking for help
deciphering some old family letters. She grew up near Horsovky Tyn.
Specifically, she's looking for help with two things.

First, some letters are in pre-war German shorthand, which she can't read.

Second, some letters contain Yiddish, specifically the western dialect
of Yiddish, of which only a few words were still in use in the family
when she was growing up.

If you have skills with either problem and are willing to help, let me
know and I'll put you in touch.

Thanks!

Craig

--
Craig Partridge
(non-work account -- for work issues send to craig@aland.bbn.com)


Old maps #austria-czech

Alex Woodle
 

The following site has images of old Bohemian maps and other territories
http://archivnimapy.cuzk.cz/cio/data/sbirka_I/_menu/sbirka_I_bohemika_seznam_nahl_temp_03_01.html.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech western Yiddish and German shorthand help #austria-czech

rfc974@...
 

A cousin of mine, a retired language professor, is looking for help
deciphering some old family letters. She grew up near Horsovky Tyn.
Specifically, she's looking for help with two things.

First, some letters are in pre-war German shorthand, which she can't read.

Second, some letters contain Yiddish, specifically the western dialect
of Yiddish, of which only a few words were still in use in the family
when she was growing up.

If you have skills with either problem and are willing to help, let me
know and I'll put you in touch.

Thanks!

Craig

--
Craig Partridge
(non-work account -- for work issues send to craig@aland.bbn.com)


Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Old maps #austria-czech

Alex Woodle
 

The following site has images of old Bohemian maps and other territories
http://archivnimapy.cuzk.cz/cio/data/sbirka_I/_menu/sbirka_I_bohemika_seznam_nahl_temp_03_01.html.

Alex Woodle
Groton, MA


Seeking info on Bertha Kriesberg Yiddish Players & actors Sylvia & Jacob Grossman #yiddish

ghmarcus@...
 

I'm trying to find more information on my great-aunt and great-uncle Sylvia and Jacob Grossman, both Yiddish actors in the early 20th century.

In particular, I have learned that Sylvia was performing with Bertha Kriesberg Yiddish Players when she died on April 19, 1935 in Paterson, NJ during a performance of "Mirele Afros".

I'd like to find out more about the Bertha Kriesberg theater group, and if possible, the role Sylvia was playing in Mirele Afros when she died, and whether Jacob was also acting with that group and in that play, and where they are touring. So, any playbill or newspaper announcement or other advertisement would be super to find.

I know that all I am seeking may not be available, but I will be grateful for whatever information can be unearthed.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

GH Marcus
ghmarcus@aol.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre Seeking info on Bertha Kriesberg Yiddish Players & actors Sylvia & Jacob Grossman #yiddish

ghmarcus@...
 

I'm trying to find more information on my great-aunt and great-uncle Sylvia and Jacob Grossman, both Yiddish actors in the early 20th century.

In particular, I have learned that Sylvia was performing with Bertha Kriesberg Yiddish Players when she died on April 19, 1935 in Paterson, NJ during a performance of "Mirele Afros".

I'd like to find out more about the Bertha Kriesberg theater group, and if possible, the role Sylvia was playing in Mirele Afros when she died, and whether Jacob was also acting with that group and in that play, and where they are touring. So, any playbill or newspaper announcement or other advertisement would be super to find.

I know that all I am seeking may not be available, but I will be grateful for whatever information can be unearthed.

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me.

GH Marcus
ghmarcus@aol.com

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